Form 8-K - Q1 Dividend



Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

February 6, 2019


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)





(Commission file number)

(IRS employer identification no.)



1811 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, Nebraska


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip code)

(402) 884-8700

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 8.01.   Other Events.

On February 6, 2019,  the board of directors of Green Plains Inc. approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2019, to shareholders of record at  the close of business on February 22, 2019.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is filed as part of this report.


99.1Press release, dated February 7, 2019





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Date: February 7, 2019


Green Plains Inc.



By: /s/ John W. Neppl__________

John W. Neppl
Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)




Exhibit 991

Exhibit 99.1

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Green Plains Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

OMAHA, Neb., Feb 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) today announced that its board of directors declared a  quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on the company’s common stock,  payable on Mar.  15, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 22, 2019.

About Green Plains Inc.

Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a diversified commodity-processing business with operations related to ethanol production, grain handling and storage, cattle feeding, and commodity marketing and logistics services. The company is one of the leading producers of ethanol in the world and, through its adjacent businesses, is focused on the production of high-protein feed ingredients and export growth opportunities. Green Plains owns a 49.1% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners. For more information about Green Plains, visit

Contact: Jim Stark, Vice President - Investor and Media Relations, Green Plains Inc. (402) 884-8700